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    error when shutting down.

    I am running RH-9 on P4-1.7G. I am getting a message whenever I try to shutdown linux. The message appears after the line "halting filesystems.."
    it says -
    ....0x4 Seek Complete Error
    ... 0x51 Device Status Error....blah blah...

    Help me out to solve this.

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    hi balakrishnan,
    Perhaps, these mite help:




    4). As you can see from the above posts, it might be just a dma error. Try posting it on your hdd company's forum.

    also, "putting this on grub ide0=0x1f0,0x3f6,14 idebus=66 makes some boxes to work properly"

    post if it helped ya,
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    thanks but...

    It's definitely not a DMA error. It has got to be something else. One more thing \...regarding the new suggestion of yours I want to know ow exactly to include it in grub.

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    the message...

    I have tried to produce an exact copy of the message I see during the final stages of teh shutdown process. Check out if this helps you to suggest a solution for the problem I am facing.

    unmounting file systems [OK]
    Halting system...
    flushing ide devices: hda hda : task_no_data_intr: status=0x51 {DriveReady SeekComplete Error}
    hda : task_no_data_intr : error=0x04 {DriveStatus Error}
    Power down

    (I also tried out passing the option suggested by you into GRUB...but it didn't make any difference)

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    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
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    What kernel version? Seems from looking around that its not a fatal error try the 2.6.7 kernel version and it should fix it also compile in the IDE bug fixes.

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    I tried that too...

    I am currently running kernel 2.6.7. But of no use. There is an oprion if you remember which says "use multimode by default". When I read the info about this option, it said that should I get an error like the one I am getting I should say "Y" to the option or else "N". I first tried with "N", there was no difference; but when I compiled with the option selected, there was a huge difference. Now instead of the message coming once it comes six times.

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    Sometimes, this seem to happen with old/incompatible cables which doesn't support the udma mode that you're running. Check your'e cable or try your friend's cable to see if this is the problem.


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    you might wanna try browsing through teh kernel options and looking for anything suspicous.
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